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dollyd4

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Hi all,

Please forgive me if I posted this in the wrong section.

My problem, basically is that I do not know how to get my domain name pointed to my e-commerce shop. I bought my domain name through Namesco. I have my shop with www.doyourownsite.com According to my site help pages, all I have to do is the following:

1. Login to your Names.co account.
2. On the left-hand menu click "Domain Names".
3. Click on the domain name that you want to use with your DoYourOwnSite website.
4. On the left-hand menu click "DNS & Transfer Options".
5. Scroll down to the heading that says "A, CNAME and TXT records"
6. Under "Host name" find the entry for "www" and in the box in the column headed "Result" change the "IP Address" to 193.109.194.27
7. Scroll down and click the "Save" button. Your change should go through within 24 hours.


When I done this I received the following error message: Result for CNAME record 2 must be a fully qualified domain.

I thought it was gonna be a simple job lol...who was I kidding.

Anyway, I tried several different variations, but still can not get my domain to point to my shop. Am I missing something? What have I done wrong?

Any help will be greatfully received.
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What is a fully qualified domain name (FQDN)?

Hope that helps.

Pieter
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Hi there,

Thank you for your response, but unfortunately I'm even more confused than I was before. Would you, or somebody else be able to talk me through what I need to do and input??

Many thanks again in advance.
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Maybe if you can show a screenshot of the form and the way you're filling it out?

Leave out any sensitive information like passwords etc.
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Hi again,

I don't know if you can tell from this screen shot where I am going wrong, or what I need to input to get my domain name to point to my site/shop.

I assume I need to change something in the A, CNAME, AAAA, TXT section. I really don't know.

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Just to let you know, I got the problem sorted. Thanks for all your help. :)
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Good for you. :)

Let us know how, so others that read this thread can find a solution.
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hi,

To get my domain name pointing to my shop, I done was the following:

1. Logged in to my Names.co account.
2. On the left-hand menu clicked "Domain Names".
3. Clicked on the domain name that I want to use with myr DoYourOwnSite website.
4. On the left-hand menu clicked "DNS & Transfer Options".
5. Scrolled down to the heading that says "A, CNAME and TXT records"

I then inputted the following information:


Box no. 1

Host - I left this blank

Type - A

Result
- I put the ip address supplied by my hosting site

Box no 2

Host - www

Type - CNAME

Result
- My domain.hosting site name.co.uk

I have been told that under Host where the www is, do not put the dot (.) after www

Hope this helps anyone else with this problem.

I bought my domain name from Nameso and the above instructions is for that site. I can not guarantee this is right for other domain name providers. My husband bought his domain name from 1&1 and he has to point his domain name in a completely different way.

Edited by dollyd4, 06 April 2008 - 02:49 PM.

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I noticed it resolves properly now. :)
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